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Saturday, 8 February 2020

Harlow Circular

Extra Walk #55 - Harlow Circular
Length: 14km (8.7 miles).
Toughness 1/10

Catch the 10:55 train from London Liverpool Street, arrives Harlow Town 11:24. T=swc.55

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two Saturday walks that are just 8 miles? Surely most of us want a choice of more demanding fare? What about two proper walks and one shorty? Thank you to all schedulers.

MG said...

How lovely to have a choice of 2 winter-length walks!

Anonymous said...

Hear hear MG good to have a choice between the shorter walks,and they are nice walks, thanks

Anonymous said...

Surely, if anyone wants extension, there should not be a problem for this walk and mud free!!

DAC said...

Marion said...

Lovely weather with hazy sunshine for this easy walk with wide open vistas of Essex clay fields and mud free bridleways. Only 3 of us but as the walk author is rarely seen by me these days an opportunity to catch up on SWC gossip and reminisces of Nicholas Alberry was afforded. The high spot was the Fox and Hounds Gastropub In Hunsdon whose Michelin Bib and Hardens menu did not disappoint and we enjoyed an elegant contemporary dining room free from the crowds in the bar area. Later the 360 degree vistas of recently ploughed fields were encircled by single engine light aircraft. Very 1917. Shame that only 3 turned out for this quick and cheap journey 1 stop only from Tottenham Hale in the Stanstead Express Some of us cannot manage long distance walks leaving the Metropolitan walkers and Capital walkers to slog through their 14 miles of mud at this time of year. It’s also nice to get home at a sensible time to enjoy an evening out so we caught a 5pm train having lingered over a long lunch natter and noggin in true old style SWC comfort and conversation. Thank you DAC more shorter walks please. Marion

Walker said...

n=3

Walker said...

w=hazy-sunshine

DAC said...

Mv'd from New comments.
"Lovely weather with hazy sunshine for this easy walk with wide open vistas of Essex clay fields and mud free bridleways. Only 3 of us but as the walk author is rarely seen by me these days an opportunity to catch up on SWC gossip and reminisces of Nicholas Alberry was afforded. The high spot was the Fox and Hounds Gastropub In Hunsdon whose Michelin Bib and Hardens menu did not disappoint and we enjoyed an elegant contemporary dining room free from the crowds in the bar area. Later the 360 degree vistas of recently ploughed fields were encircled by single engine light aircraft. Very 1917. Shame that only 3 turned out for this quick and cheap journey 1 stop only from Tottenham Hale in the Stanstead Express Some of us cannot manage long distance walks leaving the Metropolitan walkers and Capital walkers to slog through their 14 miles of mud at this time of year. It’s also nice to get home at a sensible time to enjoy an evening out so we caught a 5pm train having lingered over a long lunch natter and noggin in true old style SWC comfort and conversation. Thank you DAC more shorter walks please. Marion"
I had not been pn this walk since 2008 and maybe no more as area is down for new housing development - ref. current issues under web walk notes, including 8,500 new homes in the Gilston area.